As 2018 slowly turns into old news, it’s exciting to focus on what is coming ahead in the gaming industry in the new year. The year 2019 will be a fruitful year full of anticipated game launches, hardware introductions, and growth of streaming communities, competitions and experiences. Let’s take a look at a list of the most exciting changes in the gaming space coming up in 2019.
Unfolding of Console Wars
The console wars between Sony and Microsoft will continue to grow in anticipation regardless of launch rumors of both companies. Sony’s team developing the highly anticipated Playstation 5 was speculated to host a small reveal in 2019 by numerous analysts in the industry. With it’s anticipated 4k resolution support and 240FPS will truly be a breathtaking experience. On the other end, Xbox fanboys may be disappointed this year as the Xbox 2 is expected to be released in 2020, a year after the rumored PlayStation soft launch.
Update in PC Hardware
A sneak peek into the rumors of the gaming hardware scene will get any die-hard PC fans salivating. Hardware manufacturers like Nvidia are rumored to launch the RTX 2060 to replace the popular GTX 1060 graphics card, but will have to be at the proper price point to truly be considered a replacement. AMD also has exciting developments under it’s belt with the possibility of the Zen 2 and Navi release and eventual rollout to consumer PC.
Streaming Communities Thriving
The continuous growth of streaming in the gaming community is no doubt a trend that will continue to snowball. The number of streamers creating diverse styles of content, on new platforms will continue to grow and yield even bigger influences within the community. Check out one of the Vertagear partners at Space Station Gaming and catch some of Mattypocket’s latest adventures.
Launches of Games and E-Sport Competitions
To say there are large amounts of highly anticipated games bound to be released in 2019 would be an understatement. Franchises from Resident Evil 2, Mortal Kombat II to Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be part of a large and diverse pool of releases for console gamers of all interests.
E-sports viewership and participation have also seen explosive growth in the last few years with a wide range of gaming categories to enjoy. From the annual league of legends to Dota 2 competitions to the madness of CS:GO, the excitement of growth on platforms and viewers in every community will continue to dominate in 2019.
2019 will undoubtedly be an exciting year for the gaming community. The diversity in communities and activities will surely satisfy all your craving as a gamer. May the force be with you in 2019!
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